from this week: Jacob had a good time at summer camp, and made it home safely, despite a huge splinter in his foot. I sliced my index finger open while attempting to open a bag of salad with a large, serrated knife. Tomorrow morning, I head for the most beautiful city in the country. All […]


**During NaPoMo, when I was participating in the Poem-A-Day challenge, I wrote this thing. It was a quick little draft of a poem, mostly designed to get the idea on paper so I could come back to it later. It was based on a Huffington Post article I read, which gave few details about the […]

weekend recap

So Donna and I had big exciting plans to head to NYC yesterday to try to catch tickets for Shakespeare in the Park, featuring Anne Hathaway as Viola in Twelfth Night. We got up at 4 a.m., arrived at the park around 6:10 a.m., and sat in line until 10 a.m. At this point, someone […]

where i have been lately

and why my posts have been all grumpy-like:I’m moving (knock wood) in, like, 2 weeks. I have managed to pack most of the 600+ books that Donna and I have accumulated, which is a significant portion of the packing. I’m also away for the next week and a half (though home on the weekend) for […]

weekend update

So after my crappy Friday, the weekend got a bit better. On Saturday, I went wedding dress shopping at Goodwill with Karen, who ultimately found The Dress online (heh). But we did find a serious contender for my bridesmaid dress:Why yes, that is a fluorescent orange synthetic-blend covered in rhinestones and sequins with tulle peeking […]

snow days are for babies.

I’m stuck in a cold hotel in Philly for the day at a contract launch – acting as smiley HR person, answering questions and eating free food. Not a bad schtick, considering there isn’t much actual work to be done. So overall, it’s been a fairly productive poetry day: I submitted to two different journals […]

leg (and life) update

I had my first physical therapy appointment today. I was nervous going in, as I was sure it was going to hurt. But the therapists were really nice, and didn’t push too hard. I left after about half an hour of work with a sheet of exercises to do twice a day, and instructions to […]

overdue update

I went back to the orthopedic surgeon today, who removed the splint and the staples from my leg – he was pleased with the progress, and gave me a moon-boot style removable walking cast. This is much better, as I can now take a real shower (though I’m using a shower chair, like a little […]

best. worst. week. ever.

This has been a crappy week. First there was the migraine that lasted 1.5 days.Then there was the sinus infection / head cold that set in before migraine was gone, which has stuck around to kick my ass some more.That was followed by the root canal, which left two ulcers and general soreness in its […]

non-digital life

It’s been hard for me to blog about real things lately, which is why I’ve been resorting to posting pictures and videos from Teh Interwebs. I’m not sure lately what I want to say. The recent spate of really horrible happenings in the world (like the attacks in India and the ongoing war) and the […]